Jennifer Laffin

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By Jennifer Laffin
You've surely heard all the raves about Genius Hour. Wonder how you can get started with Genius Hour in your classroom? This product will show you the way! This product includes: * Directions for getting started * Genius Hour topic sparks *
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.7, W.6.7, W.7.7, W.8.7, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.6, SL.4.2...
$7.00
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By Jennifer Laffin
*** BUY BOTH LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 IN THIS BUNDLE AND SAVE!!! *** Word Parts We Know (Levels 1 & 2) - Building Vocabulary through Greek & Latin Word Parts 24 WEEKS OF PREFIX/SUFFIX WORK! Help your students become Word Detectives to build
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Word Walls
$19.99
41 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Maintaining a Writer’s Notebook is a great way for students to store their writing and keep all the tools they need for writing success in one place. Writer's Notebook Reference contains sheets on 12 essential tools that students can use to become
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$9.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Help your students become Word Detectives to build their Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency by teaching them Greek & Latin prefix and suffix Word Parts! Your students will become strategic readers, better word decoders, and more confident in
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Word Walls
$12.99
19 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Looking for a fun way to incorporate student research, creativity, and the study of mythology? The Mythology Museum is the answer! Working alone or in groups, students will research a mythological character (god, goddess, creature, etc.) and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.9, RL.5.1...
$6.00
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4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
A fun and collaborative way for students to learn about the Native American tribes from your state! Students will research and prepare museum display boards on one Native American tribe. (You choose the tribes for your state.) Research questions
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Students need to build strong research skills for success in school. This unit will help your students prepare for conducting their research project. It teaches/reviews these important research skills: * Informational vs. Research writing * Types
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$6.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Looking for a way to help your students develop number sense and mental math skills? Look no further! Incorporating Number of the Day into my classroom on a daily basis was one of the best things I’ve ever done to help my students become more
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Using a Writer's Notebook in my writing classroom is one of the best things I've ever done to help my students move forward as writers! Help your students keep their Writer's Notebook organized with these handy section divider pages. Copy on
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Printables
$2.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By Jennifer Laffin
Using poetry in your classroom is a great way to build comprehension, critical thinking, analysis, and fluency skills. Poetry can also be used as a mentor text in writing to teach “show, don’t tell,” figurative language and grammar skills. You can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
$7.00
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4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Ready for MORE Word Parts We Know? Level 2 is now available! Help your students become Word Detectives to build their Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency by teaching them Greek & Latin prefix and suffix Word Parts! Your students will become
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Word Walls
$12.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Using a Writer's Notebook in my writing classroom is one of the best things I've ever done to help my students move forward as writers! Help your students keep their Writer's Notebook organized with these handy section divider pages. Copy on
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
3.5
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By Jennifer Laffin
Using a Writer's Notebook in my writing classroom is one of the best things I've ever done to help my students move forward as writers! Help your students keep their Writer's Notebook organized with these handy section divider pages. Copy on
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
3.6
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By Jennifer Laffin
Encourage your students to move beyond basic story writing in your Writing Workshop by introducing a variety of other types of writing. Students who say "I don't know what to write about" may simply be bored with writing stories. These
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Posters
CCSS:
W.4.4, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.10, W.5.4, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.10, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.10
$4.00
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4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Use these numbers to * label coat hooks * label desks * label mailboxes * assign students on rotation boards * pick-a-partner work * and so much more! I also use these numbers in my classroom to label book pockets on the back of my
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
FREE
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4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Students can use this handout to record all of the wonderful words they find in their independent reading! Would make a wonderful addition to any reading or writing notebook! Students can use this reference form to save and add new and different
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Handouts, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
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By Jennifer Laffin
Are you tired of your students writing autobiographies that look like this? I was born on ___ in ___. My mom is ___ and my dad is ___ . I like to ___. I don't like to ___. When I grow up, I want to be a ___. THE END." Teach them to write
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
FREE
17 ratings
3.9
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By Jennifer Laffin
Nobody became a teacher for the paycheck. Teaching is more than that. Our influence reaches far and wide. Enjoy this freebie as you think about what you make {besides a paycheck}. YOU make a difference!! I would appreciate your feedback and
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Print out these cute "Get Ready to Glow This Year" cards and attach them to a glow stick. They make a great Back to School Night or First Day of School surprise! They are sure to get your year "glowing" right!! If you download this free product,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By Jennifer Laffin
Start your writers out with the tools they will need to have a successful year of writing! These labels are designed to be printed on name badge labels or regular paper and attached to a pencil slider case. Fill the case with writing goodies --
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This fall, I will begin my sixth year teaching 4th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that students learn best when they are active participants in their learning. I try to make sure my lessons are hands-on, engaging and call upon the interests of my students whenever possible!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012 Elementary Teacher of the Year - Lake Geneva Schools

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English - Carthage College Master of Arts - Teaching - Cardinal Stritch University National Writing Project - Summer Institute - UW-Milwaukee

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a lifelong learner and I want to inspire my students to learn something new every day!

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